Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Billycan!!! The White Assassin Book Giveaway


It was such a thrill last year when Nightshade City came out, but an even bigger thrill this year to officially be a series! You never know what's going to happen in life and if you'd have told me years ago I'd be writing a middle-grade series about super intelligent rats, well, let's just say I'd think you were spiking your Captain Crunch with something not exactly legal. ;) 

THE WHITE ASSASSIN, Book II of the Nightshade Chronicles is officially out! My blog tour just started last week, so be on the look out, because many of these fantastic bloggers are giving away a signed ARC. Speaking of signed things...I'm giving out a signed hardcover of The White Assassin! To enter, simply follow Project Mayhem and leave a comment! I'll be announcing the winner Tuesday, October 18th.

For those of you who know the series, this book is all about the rat we love to hate, Billycan! You know I love bad guys, so having a book dedicated to one was an honor to write. Maybe by the end you'll understand why he's so darn bad!

Here's the blurb:
Book II of the Nightshade Chronicles begins three years after Juniper and his rebel band liberated the Catacombs from Billycan's vicious control and established the democratic Nightshade City. A sense of peace has settled over Nightshade, but it is a false one. Billycan, the White Assassin, has been found deep in the southern swamps, where he now rules a horde of savage swamp rats eager to overrun Nightshade City. With the help of an ancient colony of bats and an uneasy alliance with the swamp snakes, Juniper and his council set out to thwart Billycan's plans. When a shocking secret is revealed everything changes. The fate of Nightshade City and the life of Juniper's only son depend on Juniper's decision: should he help his mortal enemy? The past resurfaces with devastating impact in this sequel to Nightshade City, a dark tale of intrigue, deception, and betrayal. 

Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive to me and my writing! Writers are such a kind and encouraging group of folks and I'm lucky to have gained so many friends because of it. 
xoxo -- Hilary

21 comments:

dee garretson said...

Congratulations, Hilary! Can't wait to read it.

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations!!

Matthew MacNish said...

This is the bizniss! Congrats, Hilary.

Paul Greci said...

Congrats, Hilary!!! :-)
The White Assassin rocks!!

A Pen In Neverland: Angela Peña Dahle said...

Ditto on the congrats and kudos on all your hard work! Whenever I see other authors doing well and pushing for success, it helps me put things in perspective and press forward with my writing...so way to go! By the way, what an awesome cover!

Michael G-G said...

Hilary, you and the Nightshade Chronicles seriously rock! Billycan is the best rodent-villain name ever. And Angela above is right about the awesomeness of the cover!

Jess said...

Oh boy! I loved the first book and can't wait to see what dastardly deeds Billycan is up to! I know he's a rat, but he's seriously one of the worst baddies in children's lit!

Hilary Wagner said...

Okay, I seriously adore you guys! Ha, ha! I'm going to bask in these comments all day!!! ;)

Anna Staniszewski said...

Yay, congrats!!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

So thrilled for you! These books are going to stand the test of time, really and truly.

Jared Larson said...

Best prize ever! Congrats, Hilary. You're an inspiration for all us aspiring writers.

Faith E. Hough said...

Congratulations!!

Deb A. Marshall said...

So very glad this is out there! What a great prize, too!

Marissa Burt said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats Hilary!

Mary Francis said...

I already bought mine! It should be here today! Congratulations, Hilary!

Mary Francis

bfav said...

Congrats Hilary. Love the cover. The books sounds amazing.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats HIlary! So excited for you. I'm not going to enter the contest since you were kind enough to send me an ARC.

K. S. Powers said...

Congrats on the release! I've been looking forward to this since I read the last spell-binding sentences of "Nightshade City."

Yahong Chi said...

YEAH BILLYCAN! I mean, not that I'm rooting for the bad guy or anything. ;) So proud of you, Hilary! <3 Keep on keepin' on!

Pabkins said...

Oh a big congratulations to you - I'm a dunce I didn't realize you were also an author when I first started following you - which I think was just yesterday haha. I love the sound of the first book - so if I happen to win I'll pick it up right away!
Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Pabkins said...

By the way - I freaking LOVE that cover art - it is absolutely adorable yet fun and adventurous!!